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Old 06-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #28936
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Finally took it for a ride

I got a used WR-R winter but haven't had time to go through and maintain. This weekend I finally got'r'done and went out for a ride. This mini-beast does everything as advertised!!

Had read about a lack of low end torque and a hesitation off-idle, but with 13/48 gearing and a sensitive clutch, it works great and I think has good grunt (for a 250). Even with MT43 tires @ 11psi it did pavement just fine.

This bike replaces a KTM 640ADV for dualsport and a Gasgas EC300 for trails. The 250 certainly doesn't do the higher speeds as well as the 640, and it's probably 80 lb heavier than the Gasgas and not suited for extreme trails. But for everything else, it looks like a winner.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #28937
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I got a used WR-R winter but haven't had time to go through and maintain. This weekend I finally got'r'done and went out for a ride. This mini-beast does everything as advertised!!

Had read about a lack of low end torque and a hesitation off-idle, but with 13/48 gearing and a sensitive clutch, it works great and I think has good grunt (for a 250). Even with MT43 tires @ 11psi it did pavement just fine.

This bike replaces a KTM 640ADV for dualsport and a Gasgas EC300 for trails. The 250 certainly doesn't do the higher speeds as well as the 640, and it's probably 80 lb heavier than the Gasgas and not suited for extreme trails. But for everything else, it looks like a winner.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:32 AM   #28938
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Fairing or Windscreen with 8" Baja Light ??

anybody know of a nice straight up windscreen that will work ( with mod ) most seem to big and wide, want something like rally raid faring look that will somewhat work, if not just going to make my own.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #28939
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...anybody know of a nice straight up windscreen that will work ( with mod ) ...
...dunno, but I like how mine turned out. Bet you could make it work.
Posted a thread over at the WR Forum : http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7...duro-flyscreen



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Old 06-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #28940
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Inmate goodcat8 recently fitted a Dart Fly Screen made for a Triumph Scrambler/Bonneville onto his 8″ Soltek Race Light mounted on his DR650. I'm sure doing the same for a WR would be quite easy.

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anybody know of a nice straight up windscreen that will work ( with mod ) most seem to big and wide, want something like rally raid faring look that will somewhat work, if not just going to make my own.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #28941
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A couple pics from the race yesterday . . .

At the starting line



On the course



Picking up some hardware

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #28942
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Nice work Krabil!

With the Safari tank still on board no less.!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #28943
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A friend of mine had his daughter in the race (who was way faster than me, btw) and every time I went past where he was spectating, I'd honk the horn. He'd laugh and cheer me on every lap
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #28944
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>"Well, the bike died yesterday after running home on the highway."

Is the fuel pump makng a noise when you turn the key on?
Is this a 2008?
Good point. I'll check for the "whirrrrrr" when I get home. I forgot to check that on this bike. (d'oh)...
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #28945
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Just an fyi - bad fuel pumps typically still sound ok. They'll make noise when you turn the key on, but the bike simply won't run - or run for very long if they do.

Just because you can hear it cycle, doesn't mean it isn't bad.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #28946
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Inmate goodcat8 recently fitted a Dart Fly Screen made for a Triumph Scrambler/Bonneville onto his 8″ Soltek Race Light mounted on his DR650. I'm sure doing the same for a WR would be quite easy.

http://goodcatmoto.wordpress.com/201...ocalypse-bike/
awesome, thanks I think that would work fine.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #28947
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The Krabill killed it yesterday. I was a pussy and left the WRR at home. I was running strong until I ran out of steam about 1hr20min into the race. I should really get off the cigs! Maybe I'll try out one of Steve's vapo cigs. Exercise that goes beyond lifting a pint glass would help too

In this video, you can see The Krabill, his lady friend and a few other friends of ours. I tried to follow Krabill to get some vid of him, but I let a WR450 get between us and he lost me. I finally got around the WR450, then crashed shortly after.

I didn't pick up any hardware at the end of the day, but i did pick up a cold beer and me and my bike made it home in basically the same shape as we left in. A great day was had by all

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #28948
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Anyone have a link to how I can safely remove the charcoal canister from my bike? Will this trigger a check engine light to come on? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #28949
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No it won't trigger a check engine lite. I'm in Kansas, but my 08 WR is from Cali. I removed the Canister, put a rubber cap on the the vacuum port of the TB and extended the fuel tank vent with a hose that drops out back behind the skid plate. If I over fill it I get a few drops out the vent, but other than that I've had no issues what so ever.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:38 PM   #28950
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The Krabill killed it yesterday. I was a pussy and left the WRR at home. I was running strong until I ran out of steam about 1hr20min into the race. I should really get off the cigs! Maybe I'll try out one of Steve's vapo cigs. Exercise that goes beyond lifting a pint glass would help too

In this video, you can see The Krabill, his lady friend and a few other friends of ours. I tried to follow Krabill to get some vid of him, but I let a WR450 get between us and he lost me. I finally got around the WR450, then crashed shortly after.

I didn't pick up any hardware at the end of the day, but i did pick up a cold beer and me and my bike made it home in basically the same shape as we left in. A great day was had by all


Wow that looked fun as hell, what a nice place to ride!
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